Board of Directors

Uplift Center for Grieving Children’s Board of Directors help guide the organization’s strategic path. Committed to Uplift’s mission, Directors dedicate their time and expertise to ensure a healthy future for the organization.

Kristine Derewicz

Chair

Shareholder
Littler
Ardmore, PA

Duane Lacsamana

Secretary/Treasurer

VP, Senior Relationship Manager
WSFS Bank
Philadelphia, PA

Janice Block, MSS, EdM, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Jenkintown, PA

Steven Bohner

Senior VP, Finance CFO
Amerihealth Caritas
Garnet Valley, PA

Bikram Chadha

Director, Multi-Asset Class Management
PFM Asset Management LLC
Philadelphia, PA

Barbara Chance

CEO
CHANCE Management Advisors, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA

R. Ryan Conner

Principal
Tactix Real Estate Advisors
Philadelphia, PA

Steven Doherty

Board Member Emeritus

Senior Vice President
CBRE
Malvern, PA

DOROTHY FLYNN

President 
Broadridge Corporate Issuer Solutions
Philadelphia, PA

JAMAR JOHNSON-THOMPSON

Vice President, People Technology
Avalara
Seattle, WA

ERYN SANTAMOOR

Chief of Staff
Philadelphia City Council, Office of Councilmember Allan Domb
Philadelphia, PA

Elliott Wilson

Chief Virtual Care Strategist
CDW Healthcare
Cherry Hill, NJ

THOMAS G. WHITWORTH​​​

Principal
NorthMarq Advisors, LLC
Ocean City, NJ

Advisory Board

Thomas Ayala

Mark Duffy

Suzy Furr

Robin Gearty

Mary Ann Hood

Stephanie James

Sam Kucia

Robert Mahon

Joseph F. Mullen

Yvette Núñez

Bahar Shariati

Howard Treatman, Esq.

Young Professionals Board

Uplift's Young Professionals Board (YPB) is made up of the next generation of leaders and doers. YPB members use their experience and connections to move our mission forward.